GOP Senator Joni Ernst unleashed her frustration with the Democrats and their Ukraine hypocrisy. Ernst discussed how Obama sent blankets to Ukraine when Russia invaded Crimea while Trump sent actual weapons.
According to Fox News:
Democrats’ claim that the Trump administration broke America’s promise to protect Ukraine from Russia by withholding military aid is just an example of the party’s hypocrisy, Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, claimed Thursday.
“The Democratic House Managers’ hypocrisy is on full display,” Ernst wrote on Twitter on Thursday evening, after Day 3 of Trump’s Senate impeachment trial. “They’ve spent most of their time lecturing the Senate on aid to Ukraine, yet four of them voted AGAINST legislation that provided the very same aid they’re lecturing us on.”
The Democratic House Managers’ hypocrisy is on full display: they’ve spent most of their time lecturing the Senate on aid to Ukraine, yet four of them voted AGAINST legislation that provided the very same aid they’re lecturing us on.
— Joni Ernst (@SenJoniErnst) January 24, 2020
“What I find very interesting now is that the House Managers are very, very centered on the fact that Russia was invading Ukraine. And military funding to Ukraine,” she said during a break from President Trump’s impeachment trial earlier Thursday, reminding reporters that Crimea was invaded in 2014 during the Obama administration.
How did the Obama Administration react to the invasion of Ukraine?
They reacted by sending blankets.
— Senate Republicans (@SenateGOP) January 24, 2020
Ernst said that, unlike former President Obama, Trump has sent “lethal aid” to Ukraine.
Obama’s excuse was that no matter what the United States did they could not prevent Russia from invading.